Archive for the ‘Special Guests’ Category
  • Banjo for Clay Lillard
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted January 31st, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Around the Sullivan Banjo Company we have a great friend that stops in to visit us on a regular basis. This friend's name is Bob Burkett, a local banjo picker, multi-talented individual and just all around great guy. Bob not only loves to pick the banjo but he likes to tinker around in the shop on the banjo building side of the business. Bob keeps an eye out for old banjo parts and likes to piece together banjos just to see what he can come up with. After Bob puts the instruments together ...
  • Banjo.com and Sullivan Banjo customer Hal Pylant
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted October 24th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    We like to share photos of our Sullivan family of banjo pickers when we get them.  Our friend Hal Pylant is shown here picking his Vintage 35  maple.   Hal purchased his banjo from our good dealer in Georgia - Banjo.com  When you're in the Marietta, Georgia (Atlanta vicinity) be sure to stop in and see Mark, Hayden, John and the gang at Banjo.com If you have a current photo of you and your Sullivan banjo, drop us an email and we'll be happy to include you in our blog.  You can sen...
  • Eric Schlange to visit Sullivan Banjo in October
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    We're going to have meet and great, pick n' socialize at Sullivan Banjos.  Eric will be in town helping out with Sullivan Banjo's website and he'd like to say howdy face to face with some of the BHO members.  Come on out for the fun, pick a banjo or two and say hi to Eric Schlange. Join other BHO members for a real-world gathering at the Sullivan Banjos/FQMS showroom in Louisville, Kentucky! Eric Schlange, owner of the Banjo Hangout, is collaborating with the folks at Sullivan Banjos to ...
  • Sandy Creek Revival visit Sullivan Banjo Co.
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted December 15th, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Tony Wray of Sullivan Banjo Co. had some special guest stop by the shop today, his good friends, the Robertson Family.  Dolton, Lisa and their children Charli, Buddy and Kelsi make up the group called the Sandy Creek Revival. You can check them out on facebook  Sandy Creek Revival . ...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s Tony Wray and Cody Looper part 2
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Tony Wray of Sullivan Banjo Co. sat down with good friend and fellow band member Cody Looper from Anderson, IN and played "Angeline The Baker".  Both Tony and Cody do a wonderful job showcasing the Sullivan instruments. Angeline The  Baker ...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s Tony Wray and Cody Looper part 1
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 15th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Tony Wray of Sullivan Banjo Co. sat down with good friend and fellow band member Cody Looper from Anderson, IN and played "Pike County Breakdown".  Both Tony and Cody do a wonderful job showcasing the Sullivan instruments.  Cody is playing the Sullivan V35 banjo made for the Banjo Hangout Members, this banjo will be given away to one lucky winner in Dec 2010 / Jan 2011. Pike County Breakdown ...
  • Legandary Banjo Artist, Jim Smoak visits with Sullivan Banjo Co.
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 13th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    We have the pleasure here at the Sullivan Banjo facility to share space with First Quality Music. Jim Smoak is on the teaching staff of the First Quality Music Academy and teaches banjo here every other Saturday. Jim has been playing banjo since the early 50's and thoughout his career has played with such greats as Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Jimmy Dickens, Hylo Brown and the Timberlands. Jim's career has streached for more than 50 years and he is currently playing with "Jim Smoak &...
  • Steve Dilling and IIIrd Tyme Out visit Sullivan Banjo Co.
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 8th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Sullivan Banjo sponsored artist Steve Dilling with IIIrd Tyme Out stopped by the shop today.  Steve, Russell  and the band were on their way to the Shepherdsville Kentucky Music Barn for a performance that evening.  Steve is currently playing one of the new Sullivan Vintage 35 Banjos in maple.  We had a great visit with the band and even got our very own Tony Wray of Sullivan Banjo Co. to sit down and pick a tune or two with them.  III Tyme Out is one of the elite groups in bluegrass, be...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s V35 Mahogany heads to Columbus IN
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 5th, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Our good friend Steve Coffman from Columbus, IN  stopped in First Quality Music in Louisville, KY to pickup his new Sullivan Vintage 35 Banjo.  Steve liked  the sound and craftmanship so much he just had to have it. Steve was down last week with his good friend Dennis Marcum, after compairing  the Vintage 35 Mahogany to our original prewar flathead Steve was convinced the sound of the V35 was so close they could hardly tell the difference.  Steve is an avid banjo player and collector ...
  • Stewart Graham of Campbellsville, KY test drives the Sullivan Banjo
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 9:30 am
    Proud parents Melissa and John Willis have a big J.D. Crowe fan on their hands....  Their son Stewart.    Early on when Stewart was six years old he knew he wanted to learn to play banjo.  At the age of nine he got his wish an began taking lessons with Larry Beasley, the legandary banjo teacher from Russell Springs, KY  ... Stewart has been playing banjo for alomst a year now and he is well on his way to becoming a really great player.  Stewart was in the shop today getting some 5th s...
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